Forensic Toxicology

Forensics & Toxicology

In forensic laboratories, accuracy and timeliness are imperative. From testing for controlled substances, identifying unknown powders, liquids, or pills to analyzing crime scenes for evidence of firearm residue, forensic scientists identify substances that help solve criminal investigations. Forensic laboratories rely on their instruments to provide rapid and accurate forensic chemical analyses. PerkinElmer’s analytical tools for forensic analysis provide robust and reliable solutions to meet your labs’ needs.

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Controlled Substances

Confirmation and Screening of Controlled Substances


From routine drug testing to quantifying and confirming drugs associated with criminal investigations, forensic labs are often called to identify unknown powders, liquids, and pills. PerkinElmer’s UV, GC and GCMS analytical tools provide robust and reliable confirmatory tests for the identification and quantification of seized drugs and controlled substances to meet your labs’ forensic analysis needs.


Robust and Reliable Analyses of Blood, Urine and other Fluids

Toxicology labs focus on the analysis of biological samples for the presence of toxins. From the analysis of blood for blood alcohol concentration or sedatives, to the quantification of toxins in serum or plasma and testing urine for stimulants and narcotics, you rely on specialized instruments to deliver accurate results. Our gas chromatography and mass spectrometry instruments are robust solutions built to meet the needs of a busy forensic toxicology lab.

Trace Evidence

Processing Trace Evidence with Confidence

Trace evidence is often tiny fragments of physical evidence such as hairs, scrape marks, fibers, glass fragments, or gunshot residue that can assist in understanding what occurred at crime scenes. Trace element analysis on microscopic samples,often left at the crime scene unknowingly, can provide a great deal of information. Identify trace evidence with confidence.

Field Work

From Field to Findings in Minutes

When the safety of your team and the public is at stake, you don’t have time to wait for laboratory results to make split second decisions. Every minute counts when you arrive on the scene of a suspected arson case, HAZMAT situation or when encountering time sensitive potential drug substances, and you need reliable data to make informed decisions.

PerkinElmer’s Torion® T-9 gives you the confidence of laboratory quality results in a portable, easy-to-use package. Weighing only 32 pounds, the battery operated Torion integrates a capillary gas chromatograph (GC) with a miniaturized mass spectrometer (MS) to deliver GC/MS results from sample collection to data reporting in under 10 minutes. And with a variety of sampling devices, whether you’re testing a white powder or clear liquid we’ve got your on-site testing needs covered.

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